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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The Une Année take on a Belgian Tripel; Medium Bodied, big fruit flavors and spice with hints of American Hops, Bravo and Willamette poking through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sample at First Sunday. Very reminiscient of an IPA hop profile, unique there. Light on the yeast and on the finihs. Touch of banana and bit of spice. Not incredible complex or astringent but still an interesting drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2280) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters with a hazed, orange color, a modest layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was light yeast and distinct banana & spice as clove, followed by some pleasant floral & fruit notes. Light to medium bodied, with some lively spritz to the carbonation, the taste was less expressive than the nose, but showed soft malt, some hidden alcohol, and was moderately bitter & dry, but lacked the typical, complementary, candy-like sweetness to balance that is present in most Tripels. An okay, state-side version, imo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] On tap under the name ’Une Annee Tripel’. Bright amber color with a nice cream colored head. Nose is of pears, earthy hop notes and light yeast. Spicy flavor profile includes yeast, apple, lemon zest and fruit loops. Decent hop presence in the finish. Rich body, slightly sticky and sweet finish. A quality beer! Tasting notes from 1/2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
750ml bottle. PRetty standard americanized tripel, big spice notes, not alot of depth but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
This is a nice strong Belgian ale. It pours a mostly clear orange color with a small head of fine white bubbles. The noise is very fruity and floral. This is a big beer but not too heavy or sweet. It is slightly boozy but in such a way that brings out the floral notes. The finish is surprisingly bitter and hoppy but in a way that it doesn’t step all over everything. This is one of very few American triples that does something unique while still maintaining a strong connection to its Belgian roots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuamVice (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours deep orange with quickly dissipating head. Incredibly beautiful color. Very spicy and complex citrus aroma. Taste is less impressive as the impression. Lots of citrus and spice with almost no malt presence and very little carbonation. Yeast spice dominates the palate. Very bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Batch 10 apparently. Interesting twist on a tripel. A little darker, the carbonation wasn’t the super fine bubbles of other tripels, lemon grassy, and then the american hops. At first I didn’t think the american hops belonged at all but then later in the glass I though, yeah, it kind of works. Will try more from the brewery. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlastairEvans (11) - - FEB 2, 2014
Very very good tripel which left me both shocked and impressed. Hoppy presence for a tripel yet it still maintained malty characteristics of a tripel. Though smaller-bodied than the normal tripel, the flavors remained; 27/30.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle as Tripel. Pours burnt orange with off white head. Nose and taste of fruit, bubblegum, yeast, lemongrass and alcohol. Medium body. Mild spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle and served in my big arse Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours a slight hazy coppery hue with a fading frothy head but good lacework. The aroma is quite juicy with apricot, apple and banana esters along with some sweet malt, yeast driven spice and a moderate resiny and faint dank US hop presence. The taste is not overly sweet, moderately fruity and a nice snappy spicy overtone. You get a good amount of modern hop bitterness and the characteristics that come with them. A bit boozy and a tad thinner than I prefer in my Abbey Tripels. While not completely traditional with the use of US Hops, it is still quite drinkable and did nothing to make me want to try more from this newer Chicago brewery.

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